Pediatric Falls

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The purpose of the article, Inpatient Falls in Freestanding Children’s Hospitals was to study the significance of pediatric falls in hospitals. Inpatient Falls in Freestanding Children’s Hospitals is a Quantitative research article. The research uses mathematical data to measure characteristics. The research problem is significant and relevant to nursing because there is little evidence regarding the significance of falls in children. Nurses need to be aware of the instances in which pediatric falls are most prevalent. (Jamerson et al., 2014, p. 127). This study will generate knowledge because it will give medical professionals a better understanding of the nature of pediatric falls while using a definite definition of pediatric falls (Jamerson et al., 2014, p. 127). The literature cited in the review of literature section is not all within the last 5 years. The review of literature does provide rationale and direction for the study. It summarizes the previous failed attempts to create a fall-risk scale for pediatric patients. It provides the reader with the sense that the researchers want to come up with a new fall risk assessment tool for children in hospitals. Razmus and colleagues (2006) found that the adult tools…show more content…
Risk for fall characteristics and preventative strategies (that are reliable and accurate for children) have yet to be identified (Jamerson et al., 2014, p. 135). The researchers’ interpretations of the major findings are that there needs to be a bigger study conducted by a national organization such as NDNQI (Jamerson et al., 2014, p. 135). Results indicated the need for further research to better characterize risks and strategies to prevent pediatric falls (Jamerson et al., 2014, p. 135). Other researchers can replicate this study. Because there is still no true fall risk assessment tool, researchers are able to conduct the same study to further research in pediatric
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